Love These Christian Bedtime Lullabies (and a BreakAway Music Giveaway, too)

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The following post is by music reviewer Jennifer Brown.

This month you’ll be hearing a lot of love songs.  It’s that time of year, let’s face it:  Love is in the air!

While I hope you all take some time this month (and perhaps even more often than that) to tell the important people in your lives how much you love and appreciate them, I’m going to talk a little about another kind of love.

No matter what holiday is on the calendar or season of life we’re in, God’s love is always there for us and the details of our lives are important to Him.  One of the ways we try to remember this in our family is through some of our bedtime song collections.

We have a couple in particular that are time tested favorites that I want to share with you this month.

Lullabies

The first is Before I Dream:  Lord, I Love You an audio storybook that was given to us as a gift when my oldest was a baby.  There is a picture on the cover of the moon, so in our house it’s affectionately called “Moon Moon.”

We aren’t a family who is loyal to any one lullaby selection at bedtime, but once my oldest began requesting “Moon Moon” we soon became hooked.  Now, it‘s the number one played selection for our baby at bed and naptime.

This audio song and storybook is comprised of a collection of original songs and retelling of Bible stories in a format that is memorable and engaging for your preschooler.  My four-year-old is able to recount the stories he’s heard and has a familiarity with key figures in the Bible such as Samuel, Queen Esther, Moses and Daniel.

Interspersed with the stories are original songs that reinforce the stories and soothe little ones to sleep.  In fact, once my nine-month-old hears the first few lines of track one “Up and up and up Jesus went” he’s often starting to settle himself down for sleep.  So much for not picking favorites, huh?

Scriptute Lullabies

While I enjoy the story component of this album, as a mom I prefer the music of my next recommendation:  “Scripture Lullabies-Hidden in my Heart” by BreakAway Music.

The hidden in my heart concept is not original to BreakAway Music, in fact we own a similar CD called “Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Lullabies,” but it’s by far the best I’ve heard yet.

This lullaby CD is a collection of Bible verses put to music, nothing more nothing less.   However, the quality of the score and talent on the album is worth noting.  The creation of this album may have been intended as a lullaby for children, but it’s an appropriate choice for anyone looking for a peaceful, soothing reminder of God’s love.  I enjoy the serenity it brings to my ears in the midst of a hectic day.  I also appreciate that it helps our family remember key verses in Scripture which is a personal challenge for me.

Visit BreakAway Music’s website to hear samples from the album as well as download a free song!  They also make it really easy to send their music as a gift, what a wonderful way to show your kids some love this Valentine’s Day!

A Giveaway from BreakAway Music

In fact, BreakAway Music has offered to show some love to two lucky Simple Kids readers with a giveaway of this fantastic CD, Scripture Lullabies.

To Enter

To enter, just respond to this post with a comment about your family’s favorite bedtime lullabies.

Break Away Music has also generously created a 15% off discount code for Simple Kids readers: “SIMPLE2011.” I also got an insider’s tip to look for another volume of these sweet lullabies later in 2011.

This giveaway will end at 11:59pm Friday, February 11, 2011. Two readers will win. Good Luck!

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, is a stay at home mom to two energetic, fun loving boys ages 6 and 2. She found a new passion in exploring great children's music after becoming a mom, which she blogs about at Swing Whistle Zing. Jennifer fancies finding quality tunes the whole family can enjoy, and dancing with her boys (both big and little) to her favorite songs that connect her to the past & keep her grounded in the present.

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  1. I sing them the bedtime prayer (Now I lay me down to sleep…) to the tun of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. We don’t have many lullabye CDs.

  2. I always hum hymns to my granddaughter and she calms to sleep like nothing else. The hymns are favorites that I learned growing up and going to church and Sunday School each week.

  3. I do some traditional lullabies (Twinkle, I See the Moon, Rockabye Baby) mixed with hymns (Jesus Loves Me, In the Garden) and some Filipino nursery songs (Planting Rice, My Nipa Hut — my Filipino grandmother used to sing these to us all the time). Most requested are probably Twinkle and Jesus Loves Me.

  4. Jennifer H. says:

    We don’t have just one favorite — we sing everything from hymns to silly songs, depending on the mood and the bedtime story.

  5. Um, I would say I need this CD since I don’t have any favorite lullabies though I have two tots and another on the way.
    We usually sing Sunday School songs like Jesus Loves Me, Deep and Wide, Jesus Loves the Little Children etc.
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  6. For awhile when my oldest was the only we had a little medley of five songs I would sing her every night. From there we moved to various lullaby CDs but there isn’t one favorite.

  7. We sing many of the same songs, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Rockabye Baby, Jesus Loves Me. I would like to have more to choose from.

  8. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  9. I love all of those. Our favorite songs are on Michael Card’s CD.

  10. We sing some regulars – Jesus loves me, Jesus loves the little children, etc. But our all time favorite? You are my sunshine. I love the idea of this CD! Thanks!

  11. We kind of make up our own…we usually start with a classic like Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star and then we start to sub. in our own words!

  12. I always sing hymns to my little boy or a song that I made up to the tune of ‘Sweet Little Jesus Boy’.

  13. I love the last few songs on the Get On The Bus CD by Pete Buchwald (Mr. Pete). They aren’t Christian lullabies necessarily, but he is a Christian musician. The songs are so sweet! The whole CD is a lot of fun! My kids love the part where his 2 little girls just giggle. I love the idea of scripture lullabies, though, and will definitely have to give this a try. Since I joined MOPS, my babies (babies? 2 & 4 yrs) have loved learning verses to music that they teach them there. Just simple little tunes, but they eat it up.

  14. Stacey Miller says:

    Our kids like when we sing praise songs. Our daughter likes to listen to some veggie tales, and other various cd’s at bedtime. I went to this company’s website and I loved the Bible verses to music!

  15. mine has always been “you are my sunshine”, with our own special verses based on the day, our mood, something special about that child.
    my husband has always hummed his favorite heavy metal melody to a soft, slow tune. :)

  16. Sad to say, we don’t sing many lullabies but we do sing all day long. We read stories at bedtime to my 4 year old. I would LOVE to win the Scripture Lullabies CD and add it to our night routine. Thank you.

  17. We don’t have any lullabies, but I’m crazy about the Seeds of Worship CD we’ve got.

  18. I’d love to vary things a bit, but my little one won’t have it… must end the day with Swing Low, Sweet Chariot… every… night!

  19. Heather Moll says:

    My son’s favourite currently is Jesus Loves Me. :)

  20. I love the classic “You Are My Sunshine” nestled in to my little one’s ears before bedtime. Thanks for sharing such a blessing of a resource!

  21. my daughter likes everything from ‘baby beluga’ to ‘amazing grace’ to the sound of music songs!

  22. alice costiuc says:

    We sing “Jesus Loves Me” every night =)

  23. Kelley Kryshtalowych says:

    We read a devotion, a story from the Bible and then pray and THEN read a book or two (or three) of their choice, all the while George Winston’s Forest is playing in the background. That’s what our girls fall asleep to every night and every nap. George lulls them to sleep with his amazing gift.

  24. Right now I sing Jesus Loves Me and a bedtime prayer to my 7 week old… but I’d like some more lullabies! These look great!

  25. I find myself singing old church choruses from when I was a kid like ‘As the Deer Pantheth for the Water” and others. Those old church basement songs will be what stays with me when I’m old and senile, I’m sure.